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08:13 AM ET 04.25 | Bitter rivals are at it again, this time with Autauga Academy tight end O.J. Howard in the middle. Alabama and Auburn regularly find themselves in head-to-head battles for many of the state's top recruits, and those battles don't always stop once the recruit has announced a commitment to one of the schools. [Howard], a four-star prospect rated by 247Sports as the nation's No. 2 tight end in the Class of 2013, committed to the Crimson Tide last July but a recent push from Gene Chizik and the Auburn staff has Howard thinking hard about his decision, according to a report from Auburn Undercover. "It's pretty tough right now for me in recruiting because I committed to Alabama but Auburn is showing a lot of interest."

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April 25, 2012  08:16 AM ET

This article could be about every recruit in the state of Alabama.

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April 25, 2012  08:56 AM ET
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This article could be about every recruit in the state of Alabama.

lol! Yeah, al.com is master of the obvious. Must be a slow news day in Alabama.

April 25, 2012  09:08 AM ET

auburnundercover has a long track record of being wrong. The list of recruits that in the past they said were leaning toward auburn is a who's who of people who went elsewhere.

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April 25, 2012  09:23 AM ET
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auburnundercover has a long track record of being wrong. The list of recruits that in the past they said were leaning toward auburn is a who's who of people who went elsewhere.

My take on recruiting is that a Verbal is trusting the word of a 18 yr kid. To me it means they are 75% sure they will sign with the school.

April 25, 2012  09:24 AM ET
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who drops off the biggest bag will be the winner

Recruiting, the only thing cash is still used for.

April 25, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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My take on recruiting is that a Verbal is trusting the word of a 18 yr kid. To me it means they are 75% sure they will sign with the school.

Of course. You hear that at least 20 times before signing day or something like "Until they see the field, I don't count them."

April 25, 2012  09:30 AM ET
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Recruiting, the only thing cash is still used for.

well, that and contraband.

2 kinda go hand in hand nowadays...

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April 25, 2012  09:55 AM ET

This all will change, once Urban reads this and says to himself, "hmmm, I need to take a crack at turning this kid..."


hehehe

April 25, 2012  09:57 AM ET
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Of course. You hear that at least 20 times before signing day or something like "Until they see the field, I don't count them."

My saying: "Until they show up for class, I don't count them" but ya.

People run websites that are at best 50% right.

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April 25, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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cool

Warm

April 25, 2012  10:20 AM ET

Well, if he wants to be with a winner...have the best chance for the big dance...he'll stay right where he is.

April 25, 2012  10:20 AM ET
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cool

So WTFjj is up with the 'cool'?

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April 25, 2012  10:33 AM ET
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trying to convince himself that he is

Now who's the di<k?

April 25, 2012  10:35 AM ET

Unleash the coeds in macrame halter tops, short skirts, and strappy sandals.

 
April 25, 2012  10:45 AM ET
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Now who's the di<k?

Now?

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